Smart Grids Unit 2: The Theoretical Smart Grid
Consider how the smart grid is intelligent and can operate with open communications between all smart grid operators, equipment and consumers
This unit looks at the theoretical composition and operation of the smart grid in the UK.
This theoretical ‘ideal’ future smart grid, that is anticipated to be in operation by 2050, is considered in terms of its objectives, energy sources, operation and interaction with customers.
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• Understand the key legal and commercial drivers for a smart grid in the UK including net zero carbon targets.
• Appreciate how the smart grid is powered using green and zero emission energy.
• Learn how the smart grid can achieve flexibility enabling smaller generators to feed into the grid and how consumers can change their usage patterns to balance with the smart grid.